diff <(cd A; find -type f|xargs md5sum ) <(cd B; find -type f | xargs md5sum )

Diff 2 file struct - Useful for branch diff and jars diff(uncompressed)

This is usefull to diff 2 paths in branches of software, or in different versions of a same zip file. So you can get the real file diff.
Sample Output
5469c5470
< e388cca0b1566dddf56362a223a003b1  ./META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
---
> 9dc47f8a8175dc93c4c2393ad3e09ce9  ./META-INF/MANIFEST.MF

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What is the advantage of your command, compared to the simple recursive diff ? diff -q -r A B
jld · 254 weeks and 4 days ago
@jld This command won't show detailed difference of files content, but will only show what files are different and missing files.
0xFF · 253 weeks and 5 days ago
Why not use find "path" rather than cd "path" then find?
zlemini · 252 weeks ago

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